Terminology Thursday: 'Die Break'
An area of a coin that is the result of a broken die. This may be triangular or other geometric shape. Dies are made of steel and they crack from use and then, if not removed from service, eventually break. When the die totally breaks apart, the resultant break will result in a full, or retained, cud depending whether the broken piece falls from the die or not.
There is a lot of crazy coin lingo out there. So, if you're ever unsure about a particular term, or would just like to better familiarize yourself with the "coinage vocabulary," PCGS.com has an extensive coin lingo glossary.http://www.pcgs.com/Lingo/A